If a residential lease agreement says the landlord must provide at least 24 hours' notice, then the landlord must abide by this requirement. If the agreement doesn't say how much notice is required, the parties should expressly agree to a reasonable time frame. 24 hours is considered...View More
In North Carolina, without a written lease agreement saying otherwise, residential tenancy is month-to-month. That means that either party can terminate by providing notice of 30 days or more. The terminating party isn't required to give a reason, as it is merely a termination, not an...View More
Ideally, you should videotape the entire inside of the premises shortly before departing and returning your keys to the landlord so you can prove there are no damages to the premises for which you are responsible under the terms of your lease.
My apartment has a fee for pets and no pets are allowed in without paper work and a monthly payment. However my girlfriend is visiting with her emotional support dog. Can they refuse her dog to stay there? I am in Wilson NC
No. Under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), management is prohibited from discriminating against the disabled and would be required to permit your disabled girlfriend to bring an assistance animal to your community (even if it is a “no pets” property). The FHA extends not only to residents,...View More
I was late for april rent and tried to pay april rent yesterday. She told me she cannot accept it unless i pay april and may. Then she stated that this policy is in the lease. When I asked her to show me the lease she would not and only said that it is in there. Can she legally do this even if the... View More
Under certain circumstances, a landlord is allowed to refuse past due rent payment, even when the lease doesn't reserve the right to do so. You should consult with a knowledgeable attorney about your rights and options.
I rented a house from a company. Upon check in the woman discriminated against me because I had teenage kids. She then falsely accused me of doing illegal activity and trashing that house, in which I had video proof did not take place. It was prior tenants that did it the weekend before because a... View More
Lived in my apartment for 8 years. New neighbor consistently jumps around with enough force to rattles floors and walls, and shouts at his dog, roommate and visitors, all before 7:00am and after 9:00pm, including weekends and holidays. Reported to management 4 times, and included verbal and written... View More
Since apartment units share walls, the threshold for "unreasonable" noise tends to be higher than the threshold for free-standing residential properties. Also, one tenant's violation of a noise ordinance doesn't usually give another tenant any special rights, unless the lease or...View More
I am 64 years old and living with my girl friend. My girl friend came to live with me about 8 years ago, few years after I bought my house. My girl friend and I have no children together. The house and all the utilities are on my name and I have always paid for all the house related expenses... View More
Your issue is potentially complex. There are several possible ways that you might be able to handle it, but an attorney would need to gather more information to be able to evaluate which option might be most appropriate.
You may consider starting by consulting with a landlord-tenant...View More
It would be pretty difficult to answer your question without additional information. For example: What role do you play in the scenario? Whose SSNs would you be sharing? What's the purpose for sharing the SSNs? What kind of app? Etc.
You might try reposting your question with more...View More
First, find a financial institution that is properly authorized in North Carolina. Next, confirm that they offer tenant trust accounts. (Some institutions may call them "escrow" accounts.) Then ask them as many questions as you need. For example, you may want to confirm what documents and...View More
I started the eviction process on this renter. I am evicting because of breach of contract damage to home and trash.. he sent me papers today that he was in bankruptcy and I couldn’t sue for eviction any longer.. we are to go to court on Monday at the county court house but now I am thinking I... View More
Instead of having a new ac unit installed she is relying on the old unit being refurbished. Yet I pay for utilities and other miscellaneous bills including a bathroom remodel. It's not safe for my condition to continue to stay here if these problems persist. As a disabled veteran what are my... View More
In general, if there is a condition that makes things unsafe and a health hazard - lack of running water, lack of useable toilet bathtub or shower, leaky sewage, standing water or leaks causing mold,unsafe electrical system, rotten stairs or floorboards, lack of operable locks, for example - the...View More
I haven’t received any notice in the mail stating a certain date to move, but I’ve researched and it’s said something about 5 days from writ of possession and 10 days additional. But I’m still confused on the exact deadline to move out!
You have ten days from the date of the entry of the Order to appeal the magistrate's ruling. You file the appeal in the clerk of court's office. That appeal will be heard in District Court. If you do not file the appeal as an indigent, you will need to post a bond. If the ten days pass,...View More
Unless she has your Power of Attorney, she cannot sell your property. But are you sure you are the owner? A title search by a NC attorney might be needed, along with letters to interested parties. A complaint against the real estate agent might be in order.
non payment of rent totaling $4650. What legal steps do I have to take in NC in order to collect the past due rent, $4650, they owe me ? Am I correct in saying that I need to know their current home address in order to pursue these legal steps ? I have thier phone numbers, email addresses, and... View More
When you get a final court order, it will likely contain a judgment against your tenant for the amount owed. If they are living in a different county, you will need to transfer that judgment to the new county.
With that being said, the overwhelming majority of tenant judgments never get...View More
There is multiple people walking around the property taking pictures of the house knocking on the door consistently parking in the driveway. They are also wanting to do viewings starting Monday and throughout the work week is there anything that we can do about this
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